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"Located" is a form of "locate", a transitive verb which is often translated as "ubicar". "Situated" is an adjective which is often translated as "situado". Learn more about the difference between "located" and "situated" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to position)
a. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We decided to locate the pond near the entrance to the park.Decidimos ubicar el estanque cerca de la entrada al parque.
b. situar
The mall always locates the Christmas tree in the central rotunda.El centro comercial siempre sitúa el árbol de Navidad en la rotonda central.
2. (to find)
a. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I can't seem to locate the fault in the circuit.No puedo ubicar la falla en el circuito.
b. localizar
We used ground sonar to find the leak in the water supply.Utilizamos un sonar terrestre para localizar la fuga del suministro de agua.
c. encontrar
The police are trying to locate a missing boy.La policía está intentando encontrar a un niño perdido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become established)
a. establecerse
The restaurant plans to locate in Auburn.El restaurante planea establecerse en Auburn.
b. instalarse
The company will locate in Boston.La empresa se instalará en Boston.
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situated
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (located)
a. situado
The apartment is situated close to two metro stops and a market.El apartamento está situado cerca de dos paradas de metro y un mercado.
b. ubicado
We're going to a restaurant that is situated in the heart of Barcelona.Vamos a un restaurante que está ubicado en el centro de Barcelona.
2. (economically positioned)
a. colocado
My parents work really hard, but they are not as well situated as my aunt and uncle.Mis papás trabajan muy duro, pero no están tan bien colocados como mis tíos.
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